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No surprises here, folks. If you literally couldn't escape a song in 2014—in restaurants and bars, on the radio, in commercials—that also means people were probably buying the single. Not all popularity contests are driven by dollars, but in the case of the iTunes store, well, duh. It's a store. Given that Pharrell's "Happy" will forever be engrained into our consciousness, it's not a shock to see that it was the No. 1 selling iTunes single of 2014. John Legend's "All of Me" and Katy Perry's "Dark Horse" rounded out the Top 3. Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" was the lone hip-hop track in iTunes' Top 10.
1. “Happy,” Pharrell
2. “All of Me,” John Legend
3. “Dark Horse,” Katy Perry
4. “Talk Dirty,” Jason Derulo
5. “Fancy,” Iggy Azalea
6. “Problem,” Ariana Grande
7. “All About That Bass,” Meghan Trainor
8. “Let It Go,” Idina Menzel
9. “Turn Down for What,” DJ Snake & Lil Jon
10. “Rude,” Magic!
Apple also got on their editorial grind by releasing their own "Best-Of" list, which you can see below. Do you agree with Apple's taste in music in 2014 or nah? Did the company that force-fed U2's dad rock into your iTunes library present a tasteful list? Let us know.
Best Artist: Beyonce, Beyonce
Best Album: 1989, Taylor Swift
Best Song: “Fancy” (feat. Charli XCX), Iggy Azalea
Best New Artist: Sam Smith
Best Pop: 1989, Taylor Swift
Best Rock: Lazaretto, Jack White
Best Alternative: Lost in the Dream, The War on Drugs
Best Hip-Hop/Rap: Under Pressure, Logic
Best Country: Pain Killer, Little Big Town
Best R&B/Soul: JHUD, Jennifer Hudson
Best Dance: New Eyes, Clean Bandit
Best Singer/Songwriter: Utah, Jamestown Revival
Best Latin: MultiViral, Calle 13
Best Electronic: Our Love, Caribou
Best Jazz: Time and Time Again, The Cookers
Best Classical: John Luther Adams: Become Ocean, Ludovic Morlot & Seattle Symphony Orchestra